A CHAOTIC, riotously fun force of nature which – if you believe the myth – came about after lightning struck, Muck Spreader are back with a shadowy, gloriously dub-jazz didactic single, “Take Flight”, ahead of a July EP for Brace Yourself – and a tour in very fine company.
The new eight-tracker, Abysmal, follows last year’s first foray Rodeo Mistakes, which was loved by Huw Stephens at BBC 6 Music; and if “Take Flight” is any guide, we’re in for a helluva trip.
The band say, gnomically: “Fasten your seatbelts, find your nearest exit, and in the event of an emergency please assume the brace position. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
“You are now in the safe hands of Captain Frosty Theodore, and the crew will do everything in their power to Keep it Mucky.”
Muck Spreader have risen through the more darkly posturing end of the London live circuit, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Fat White Family, Wolf Alice, Warmduscher and Black Midi. They say they draw their ever-mutating musics from sources as diverse as The Dubliners and Ornette Coleman and claim there is no process to their writing. They open up, let it channel through.
Everything crossed, they’re on tour across the UK this June in the fine company of Nuha Ruby Ra, PVA, and Peeping Drexels. The dates are as follows:
Thursday, June 3rd, London Islington, Powerhaus;
Friday, June 4th, Manchester, Yes;
Saturday, June 5th, Stoke-on-Trent, Underground;
Thursday, June 10th, Brighton, Prince Albert;
Friday, June 11th, Hastings, His Place;
Saturday, June 19th, Margate, Cinque Ports;
Wednesday, June 23rd, Bristol, Louisiana, and
Friday, June 25th, London Ladbroke Grove, Subterania.
Muck Spreader’s Abysmal EP will be released by Brace Yourself on July 9th digitally and on limited cherry red 12″; you can strike early and get your pre-order in now, here.